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National Signing Day, Boston College Recruiting: OL Jim Cashman

Part of BC Interruption's National Signing Day Coverage.

Jim Cashman
Hometown: Haddonfield, NJ
Position: Offensive Tackle
Height: 6-7
Weight: 275 lbs

Ratings: Rivals 3* (Position: 60, State: 14), ESPN 3* (118th ranked OT) and a 76 grade, 3* (79th ranked OT), 247sports 3* (Position 117, State 60) ranked an 80. Cashman received offers from UConn, Cincinnati, Harvard, and Duke. Recruited by former Boston College special teams coach Mike Dawson.

Strengths: Via Jim Lemmings of

Jim certainly shows the size college scouts like and once they see him in action, they love his quickness, agility, balance, and aggressive style of play. He's an OT who loves to mix it up, dominates with straight ahead blocking, and can come out of his stance quickly, make the high reach block, and effectively get out and block at the second level. Has the frame to weigh 320 in college and really works hard to improve his game. He shows good endurance and can move laterally remarkably well

Oh, and he is graduating with a 4.0 GPA. Dude is smart.

Area of Concern: As mentioned before Cashman is small for his frame and will need to bulk up to be effective up front. Also while many recruits come from schools that produce DI level recruits, Cashman will be the first recruit in the history of Haddonfield High School to play for a FBS school. Other than that he sounds like a solid recruit.

No video highlight film seems to exist either. Boo.

Optimistic Outlook: Given his size and the depth at tackle, it would make sense for BC to redshirt Jim Cashman for the 2012 season. BC will still have all four of their 2011 tackles returning for the 2012 campaign (Emmett Cleary, Seth Betancourt, John Wetzel and Aaron Kramer). Cleary and Wetzel will graduate in May of 2013, which will open up spots for a hopefully beefed up Cashman. Maybe with some work with new offensive line coach Jim Bollman, and some time Cashman and fellow recruit Win Homer could become a dominant ACC tackles and help BC return to O-Line U.

Welcome to the Heights, Jim!